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The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

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Celebrating the Bard's birthday in Britain

On today’s show we take a look at the host of events taking place across the UK to mark Shakespeare's 450th anniversary. Plus, we take you to the French village where impressionism bloomed. Giverny was the home of Claude Monet and every spring it attracts tens of thousands of people who come to see the beautiful gardens that inspired the iconic artist.

Finally, he's been overshadowed for many years by the likes of Manet and Matisse, but now French painter Henri Le Sidaner is finally getting his time in the limelight with the first major retrospective of his work.

By Jade BARKER

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2018-05-25 culture

The writing's on the wall: Revolutionary posters from May 68

Fifty years ago in France, a series of student protests snowballed to become a full-scale youth revolt; the social uprising was underscored by a handful of oft-chanted slogans....

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2018-05-24 culture

Guitar Hero: Johnny Marr brings solo work to the stage in Paris

His guitar riffs have scored the indie pop soundtrack for more than three decades. Johnny Marr is considered a musician's musician. Sought after as a guest artist, band member...

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2018-05-23 culture

Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The Star Wars franchise returns to its origins with a look back at how Han Solo became the Millennium Falcon’s pilot and how he joined forces with his Wookiee buddie, Chewbacca....

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2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

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2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

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